By John Haas
Compared with an Indonesian author’s 5,000-plus page biography of Barack Obama, Peter Lillback’s book is relatively modest. George Washington’s Sacred Fire is only 1,179 pages. But then, Lillback isn’t intending a full biography. His goal is primarily to investigate George Washington’s religious beliefs, specifically, to demonstrate that the first president was an orthodox Christian of the low-church, Anglican variety. Published in 2006 to a modest reception, the book’s sales sky-rocketed after the author’s appearance on Glenn Beck’s show, and has been a bestseller since.
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